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Parents and mental health
You may be searching for information as you are a parent or about to become a parent.
At Melo we are aware that becoming or being a parent can be challenging and may affect your mental wellbeing. If you are experiencing a low mood or feeling depressed, or worried about a child in your care experiencing these feelings or other common mental health conditions, then it is important to reach out for help.
If you want some general information and advice about mental wellbeing you can still search for this on our website.
However, we are currently developing information specifically for parents/carers. Whilst this work is in development we would recommend that if are worried about the way you are feeling or a child in your care is feeling:
Reach out and speak to a friend, family member of medical professional. See our helplines section below for specific services that support young people/families.
Visit the Healthier Together website which contains a range of information and advice for parents/carers. Find this resource below.
If you are under 18 or worried about someone aged under 18 and need urgent advice/self-referral to local mental health and wellbeing services in the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board area, contact SPACE-Wellbeing.
Last updated: 27.07.2022
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Self-help resources for parents, carers and families
Healthier Together – Parents/Carers
Parent-led CBT – Mind Newport
Time to Think: Self Harm & Suicidal Feelings – Mind Newport
Parents, Self-Harm, Suicide
Time to Think: Active Listening – Mind Newport
Time to Think: Parenting Adolescents – Mind Newport
Support and helplines for parents, carers and families
See below for helplines relevant to parents, carers and families. To see our full list of helplines, visit our helplines page.
Newport Mind CYPF Services
Newport Mind’s Children, Young People and Families (CYPF) team work across Newport to support the mental health and wellbeing of young people aged 0-25 and their families. They offer a range of services including one-to-one support, peer support, family support, social activity groups, counselling services and volunteering opportunities.
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